An elderly woman showing us her water storage method. The uncovered tan bucket is water she uses for bathing. Uncovered containers and using one's hand to retrieve water from a container are two ways in which the quality of the drinking water (which is already unfiltered/treated) can get worse- often due to microbial contamination.
Our team surveying families in A-Block, a slum close to the Deepalaya school.
So daily we spend about 2 hours in the slums and then head back to Meadows (our guest house and part of the RF campus) to meet and discuss our day's data and future plans. We are planning to create a play for Wednesday that we'll present to the school children of Deepalaya (many of whom come from nearby slums) that focuses on advice about education, sanitation/water storage methods, and the importance of vaccinations.
Our team has taken to eating much more regularly at the school canteen, a place where we mingle with other students enthusiastic to practice their english with us and where we can get a taste of more local food- a shot of our dinner tray: